Troy Bronsink is a contemplative, an entrepreneur, and a convener. His calling is to awaken and sustain spirit-led, personal and collective transformation. Troy does this in the context of Christian ministry as stated supply minister of Bond Hill Presbyterian Church, and in the wider context of spiritual entrepreneurship as a consultant and as founder and director of The Hive: A Center for Contemplation, Art and Action.
The Hive was formed in Spring of 2016 with a desire to collaborate with facilitators from various faith traditions, experiences and backgrounds, making space for contemplative, group based transformation, leading toward collective social change. Fortunate to receive a PC(USA) 1001 NWC grant, the Hive has since grown to 150 subscribing sustaining members and donors. Members and guests gather throughout the week in small groups for classes ranging from meditation, to Christian centering prayer, to yoga, to community action.
Troy has an M.Div from Columbia Theological Seminary, was ordained in the PC(USA) in 2006, and served as a community organizer and emerging church planter in SW Atlanta from 2005-2012. Troy has developed the curriculum for The Common Good Fellowship with Walter Brueggemann, Peter Block and John McKnight as well as hosting the weekly podcast From the Hive, interviewing global contemplative leaders about their work and practice.
Troy has presented at a variety of occasions from TedX, 99U, SXSW, Creative Mornings, the Great Emergence, Festival of Homiletics and the Wild Goose Festival. He is author of Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists, and Jesus Followers, and has contributed to a number of other books and articles. He recently completed the Living School, with Fr. Richard Rohr.
Participants can choose to join Troy for a workshop before the National Gathering begins. Learn more here.